Black Man With A Gun Show episode 362
I’ve learned so much since January about podcasting, branding, and social media that I am infusing little pieces of that knowledge into this and all the things on the BlanchardMediaGroup.com network. Let me know what you think of this episode. Feel free to share it. This week:
- Interview with the CEO of the largest gun show in the DC metro area. Did you know the owner is a woman (Annette Elliott-Showmasters gun shows)?
- Conversation and catch up with Rob Pincus, of I.C.E., Combat Focus Shooting, Personal Defense Network.
- Tactical Auction is Back!
- Book Signing at a location near you.
Do You Know There Are Cankerworms on the Tree of Liberty?
There are more people carrying concealed legally now than ever before. It is still hard to find some ammunition. Firearms like AR-15’s and some semi-autos are hard to keep in stock. Every day a new veteran decides to hand up his shingle and teach something tactical. With all this activity you would think our right to keep and bear arms is on lock down and secure right? Wrong.
At the same time of all of this growth and activity we are being set up to lose our gains. Legislation can be reversed, changed or amended. The tenth amendment says that the states are sovereign and when we allow anti-rights governors to be voted in like in Virginia and the “winners” we have as candidates in Maryland, we are set up for a set back. We are losing local fights. There are not enough Colorado recalls happening.
This is happening because we are more divided than ever. We are divided in our approach. We are divided in our cause. We are divided in our strategy, if we have one. We are still divided over which is better a .45 caliber or a 9MM. Diversity is a beautiful thing. Division is not.
I have watched the various groups for twenty years. They gain memberships by “dogging” the others. There is one that takes credit for everything. There is another that sandbags at every opportunity. Like children during a domestic fight, many of us have checked out and sit out. We don’t belong to anything or we belong to them all. Don’t believe me? We are like the leaves of a tree.
It’s a gun owner tree. It’s a tree of liberty. We are like leaves on the tree of liberty. That could be a pretty picture. Can you see it? The bad part of that picture is that this tree is at risk. We are surrounded by pest that can cripple and kill this tree.
We are black, white, brown, yellow and other. We are male, female and other. We are gay, straight and other. We are red necks and black nationals. We are pro-choice or pro-life. We believe in gay marriage or we don’t. We hunt but we don’t like the so-called assault rifles. We are conservative, liberal and unaffiliated. We are democrats, republicans, libertarians or other. We are Preppers, and anarchist. We are egotist, snobs, veterans, law enforcement and security. We are Competition, collectors, plinkers, and home defense advocates. We are open and concealed carry. We are NRA, GOA, SAF, and or other. We are rich and we are poor. We are rural and we are urban. We are all over the place but we are gun owners.
But our enemy, the anti-rights people, the haters, the hoplophobes, the elitist, the celebrities, the victims are just as diverse as we are except they are not divided on the taking away of your guns, and your rights. They use and stand behind the so-called clergy, celebrities, mayors and mothers against freedom and don’t discriminate against anybody but you. They are like cankerworms attacking the tree of liberty.
The cankerworm is a destructive insect that attacks many different plants, and trees. They are known as inchworms, because they are about an inch long, and when they move, they “inch” along the plant. We will lose our freedom, and the right to keep and bear arms by inches unless we pay more attention to this tree. We need to buy one less gun and support whatever is needed to stop bad politicians, or legislation. We are a nation of reactors. Something happens then we react. We need to invest in our future. We need to do a little spraying of pesticides. We need to tend to our “garden” a little better or the next generation will not enjoy the fruits of your labor. We need to stop circling the wagons and shooting on the inside of the circle. We need to expand our circle and not preach to the choir. We have to move past the “I got mine, you go get yours mentality.” We have to remember that
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And a nation divided against itself cannot and will not stand.
We have to tighten up my brothers and sisters. You have to agree to defend the rights against all enemies foreign and domestic. And we can’t do that if we are fighting each other for power. We can’t do it if we are “dissing” each other for social media juice, or other. Lets get rid of the cankerworms when you get a chance. Let’s not compete against each other and lose what really matters.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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